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Thread: Got my puppy yesterday, she doesn't seem to pee / poo much.. should I go to the vet?

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    Default Got my puppy yesterday, she doesn't seem to pee / poo much.. should I go to the vet?

    Hey everyone!

    I finally got my little girl home yesterday. I had to wait 4 weeks to pick her up, and it seemed like such a long time! She is home now, and doing really well.

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    As per the instructions I've been getting off the forums, I've been taking her outside every hour to pee / poo. She doesn't seem to do it very often though. Since I picked her up, she has only done one really big pee (which she did after she woke up in the morning), and then a mini-pee when I first got her.

    She's also pooed once.

    I thought puppies could only hold their bladders for 3 hours, but she seems to hold for much longer than that. I'm wondering if anything could be wrong? I'm freaking out a little.

    Also, I was thinking it might be a good idea to get a vet checkup in the first week, even though there might be nothing wrong with her.. would anyone advise that?

    Thanks!

    Chantelle

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    Cute pup What breed is she?

    Definitely should see a vet in the first few days.

    A young pup should be a peeing machine. Are you sure she hasn't peed somewhere you haven't noticed?
    Is she eating and drinking well?
    Are you feeding her 3 or 4 meals a day?

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    It is best to take them out hourly, after a feed, after a sleep, when seen to be sniffing around. There are many threads on toilet training back through the pages and I am sure you will find helpful information.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Congratulations on your new pup, but the very first thing you do when you get her is to take her to the vet for a check up. This also applies to older dogs too, as the vet can spot any health issues that you can't and it also gives you peace of mind as well.
    Chloe & Zorro
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    How's the pup doing Chantelle?

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    Thanks guys! She is doing well. Peeing more regularly and has had a few inside accidents but we are taking her out quite often. She just went outside and did her first pee on the fake lawn we setup, so she is learning fast. We also took her to the vet today as well as per recommendations! Clean bill of health. The vet nurse gave us a bit of a scary talk on following the BARF diet and told us we might make her sick, and we are best to buy the commercial food, but I stood my ground.

    When the vet came in she said the BARF diet is a great natural alternative and to stick with it. Happy I've got a bet that supports it! Even if the nurses don't.

    She is a happy healthy little pup, so we're very pleased. Thanks for the advice!

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    Thanks for the update! Great news that all is OK, and that there is progress with the toilet training. There will be lot's of accidents for a while, but that's OK too.
    Glad you stood your ground on feeding natural and raw! You are lucky to have a vet that supports you in that! Lot's less poo feeding this way and much better for your pup.
    I look forward to more news. Does your pup have a name yet?

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    'Shonnie Bee' - really pleased that your pup is settling in well ! It is a bit of a shock getting a puppy to start off with - but I am sure everything will be fine !

    More news and photos - please !

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    Oooh photos! Certainly.

    I've been watching the Kikopup You Tube videos and we've already started our clicker training. She is learning really quickly and she has already stopped 'mugging' my hand for treats. She also makes eye contact when I say her name, and we've just started trying out the 'sit' command with the clicker and treats. Learning so quickly!

    She has peed and pooed in the office today (woops), but I've taken her pee and poo outside, so I'm hoping when I take her out each hour she'll know where to go now.

    And of course.. Photos galore! I've made her a Facebook page so I don't overload my friends with nothing but puppy photos.. Hahaha.. http://www.facebook.com/LumenThePugapoo/

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    Wow look at that face! She is absolutely gorgeous. Makes your heart melt looking at her.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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